What to do if lawnmower smokes when turns on?
How long can I use it before it breaks down completely, or is there an explosion risk? The smoke just started today and is light but noticeable
- KY-ClayLv 72 months agoFavourite answer
As long as you keep the oil level full you can run it until it gets so bad you get ashamed of the smoke and buy a new one. That make take years. No risk of explosion.
- L.N.Lv 72 months ago
Most common reason on a four cycle is the cylinder and rings have gotten worn or scored. Damaged air filter can let dirt get in and accelerate wear. On a two cycle incorrect oil ratio would be the first guess.
- Anonymous2 months ago
Wrong forum. go to the maintenance forum in the Lawn & Garden category. This is Cars & Transportation. A mower doesn't qualify as either.
- regeruggedLv 72 months ago
It all depends. With two cycle engines there will be smoke if the fuel/oil mixture is cold or the ration is wrong. with a four cycle engine, oil can get into the combustion chamber if the mower is titled the wrong way. be sure to use a fresh spark plug and clean filter. it will note explodel.
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- LarryLv 42 months ago
Turn it off and get a new one. If you keep using it, it will blow up in your face Use logic.
- 2 months ago
Check your air filter, other than that check the oil regularly.